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1 Wiki oogle o pi a vs. Your Library Helping Your Students Become Critical Researchers lib.unb.ca Barry Cull & James Mackenzie STLHE 29 th Annual Conference June 19, 2009 – UNB, Fredericton

2 lib.unb.ca Wikipedia is the best thing ever Students ignored facultys warnings about using Wikipedia

3 lib.unb.ca 1.Wikipedia: Pros and Cons 2.The Google Sisters: Scholar & Books 3.Library e-Reference Tools 4.Library e-Journals, e-Books & Print 5.Student Pre-Evaluation Exercise Session Outline: vs. Let your students come to their own conclusions….

4 Wikipedia the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit New application, old concept Dont hide the steak knives! Battle of Thermopylae

5 Google Scholar / Books Stand on the shoulders of giants Search Utopia The high cost of meta-search The missing links…

6 lib.unb.ca 1.Blackwell Encyclopedia of SociologyBlackwell Encyclopedia of Sociology 2.Blackwell Reference OnlineBlackwell Reference Online 3.Encyclopedia of Life SciencesEncyclopedia of Life Sciences 4.OED OnlineOED Online One-stop shopping (almost): subject guides: an example Library e-Reference Tools

7 lib.unb.ca 1.Most academic libraries have extensive e-journal collections: UNBs, for exampleUNBs, for example 2.Most academic libraries also have significant e-book collections: UNBs, for exampleUNBs, for example 3.And most academic libraries still buy print books too! e-Journals, e-Books & Books

8 Wiki oogle o pi a vs. Your Library So, which provides the best information? Let your students come to their own conclusions… lib.unb.ca

9 Student Group Exercise: Pre-Evaluation lib.unb.ca Imagine you are writing a research paper related to the topic of reading. You have found many publications related to the topic, including the one in your hands….

10 lib.unb.ca 1.What type of publication is it? (e.g., book, journal article, website, etc.) 2.Would you refer to it in a research paper? Why or why not? (Especially consider its reliability.) As a group, answer these two questions:

11 lib.unb.ca 1.Reading (process)Reading (process) 2.Reading on Screen: The New Media SphereReading on Screen: The New Media Sphere 3.Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading BrainProust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain 4.Reading and the Reading Class in the Twenty-First CenturyReading and the Reading Class in the Twenty-First Century

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